- Quick Drying
- Suregrip Palm
- Pre-Curved Construction
- Tapered Wrist
- Pull Loop
Fabric: WINDSTOPPER®, 100% polyester micro-fleece 3L // 65% polyester, 35% latex palm
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 3.0oz / 85g (L)
- Awesome but size varies (Review by Clayton)
I bought a pair of these last year before a 9 month trip and they were amazing. They fit perfectly (M for me). I use them for skiing, climbing, and general use. Love the windproof fleece and the grippy palm is great. By the end of the trip I had holes in the fingers but that's my own fault (Patagonia granite destroys everything). Bought another pair when I got back, and they were bigger than the others. Still a great design but noticeably different sizes from pair to pair.
(Posted on 4/29/15)
- Good Everyday Glove (Review by Eric)
I work and play in outdoor environments. I purchased the Gripper because of the less bulky, fleece, windstopper capability. I've been using them as my everyday gloves at work and around a campfire at night. They are light enough to toss into a coat pocket as I move in and out of trucks and buildings, but enough weight to keep my hands warm. As long as I'm moving these keep my hands warm and dry. IMO I don't think they are as breathable as marketed, but this hasn't been a deterrent for me. If they breathed better I'd probably give them 5 stars. They do grip as advertised and the grippy stuff is in the right places. I also appreciate the pre-curved fingers and they mold well with my trecking poles when snowshoeing. They are tighter around the wrist and I like this function to keep out cold and they also dovetail well at the wrists with the cuff of my jackets. Maybe the tighter wrist fit, contributes to them being less breathable? Nonethless, I like them. I'm looking forward to seeing how these hold up over the next couple of years and I've always been impressed with the OR items I've purchased over the years.
(Posted on 3/22/15)
- Comfortble, Easy to Pack, Great for Mild to Cold Weather (Review by TAS)
I received these gloves as a gift. Living in Hawaii there usually aren't too many times gloves get used, but I sometimes work at Mauna Kea (almost 14,000 ft. elev.) so it gets cold and windy. These were easy to pack and provided just enough warmth and wind protection to keep dexterity. My only regret is that I was given the right size. I got a XL and I'm a Large. Too bad, but otherwise AWESOME gloves!
(Posted on 2/1/15)
- Second Pair (Review by Prockwel)
It's been my go-to glove for almost everything for the past 3 years. The fit is great, the windstopper is good for my winter bike commute, but the glove is also breathable enough that I can dry them out against my body during movement when they get wet from condensation or rain. It's not a tactical glove, but the gripper material gave it just enough durability that I could justify keeping my hands warm at the expense of some dexterity. I wore this glove more than any other in Mountains at Ranger school, which means handling heavy equipment and putting a lot of stress on the glove, and it survived several more winter field training exercises and PT sessions. Thick enough that they're not great to writing, but it can be done if it's cold enough and I'm not writing too many details. The most wear has been on the fingertips from doing burpees and pushups on concrete during physical training, so I'm finally buying a new pair for another military school even though I will still be using this old pair and will restitch the finger tips to get everything I can out of them. I absolutely recommend these gloves for anyone seeking medium insulation with reasonable dexterity, windstopper, grip, and dry-ability where water resistance is not required. If you're going to Ranger School in the winter, take a pair of these and a pair of backcountry gloves that will offer protection from rain.
(Posted on 12/5/13)